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Alla Roytberg

Mediation Attorney at Forest Hills, NY

5.0   10 reviews
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 31 years
    New Jersey - NJ 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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About Alla

Learn Alla’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    I use over 20 years of experience as mediator and litigator in New York Courts to help people reduce costs and resolve conflicts with dignity.

    31 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    Every case is different. I and members of my law firm team use our initial meeting to listen and understand your specific concerns. Once we have the facts, we can tailor the best solution to fit your unique needs and achieve the best outcome.

    31 years

  3. Family
    My firm offers the best processes and unique solutions to address family issues including but not limited to prenuptial agreements, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony.

    31 years

  4. General practice
    We help our clients effectively deal with general legal issues with a concentration in real estate and effective resolution of disputes.

    31 years


I bring more than 25 years of experience in mediation and litigation in New York courts to help people reduce costs and resolve conflicts with dignity. 

People going through a divorce, separation or another legal process are often surprised by the cost of the process, both financially and emotionally. They want a fair and cost-effective result that addresses their concerns and gives them closure. 

Every case is different. I and members of my law firm team use our initial meeting to listen and understand your specific concerns. Once we have the facts, we can work toward the process that will work best for your situation. Our goal in any dispute is to help resolve it with dignity, whether that is through mediation, collaborative law, negotiation or unbundled legal services, - a unique and cost-effective approach that provides legal asisstance to people who choose to represent themselves.

My law firm's practice focuses on matrimonial and family law, divorce, prenuptial agreements and business mediation and collaborative divorce with an ancillary general practice, which includes residential real estate, wills, trusts and estates. 

I am fluent in Russian and frequently address legal needs of the Russian Community in New York. 

I am an Advanced Mediator and Founding Member of the Association of Professional Family Mediators and a member and former president of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York. 

I am also an Advanced Practitioner member of Association for Conflict Resolution, member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, of the Professional Responsibility Committee and of the Small Law Firms’ Committee at the New York City Bar Association. I am  admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey and to the Supreme Court of the United States. 




Client's Choice 2015
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The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.
108-18 Queens Boulevard
Suite 502
Forest Hills, NY, 11375-8957
The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.
The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, NY, 10174
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Luba | March 7, 2015
Terrific Real Estate Lawyer and Divorce Mediator
Alla Roytberg has assisted me with various legal transactions for more than ten years. She has helped me purchase a coop apartment, sell that apartment, and buy another. She has an extensive and deep knowledge of real estate law as well as vast experience dealing with cooperative management structures in New York, which tend to have their own byzantine rules and quirky behaviors. She has done it all while remaining calm, professional, and responsive. Ms. Roytberg has also helped me in divorce mediation and to settle certain sensitive issues around child custody. This entailed two party mediation and drawing up terms. I found Ms. Roytberg to be again straightforward and tough as well as helpful.
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Posted by Eva | March 30, 2012
Thoughtful, Thorough and Very Competent Attorney
As a client of Mrs. Alla Roytberg, I feel confident in recommending her to anyone looking for a thoughtful, thorough and very competent attorney. I feel that Mrs. Roytberg understands her clients' needs and fights hard for their rights. I sought the counsel and representation of Mrs. Roytberg after being involved in hostile Divorce process that had been going on for over a year. At that point, I had spent more than twenty thousald dollars in attorney's fees which caused so much demage to my case financialy and emotionaly. My overall experience with Mrs. Roytberg is that she is genuine and cares, profesional and legally skilled. She sugested the best legal strategy for me and gave me the confidence I needed to face this challenge of my life. She understood my case very well and her advice was perfect. Mrs. Roytberg is an ethical lawyer who comes very highly recommend .
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Posted by Andy | July 22, 2021
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A tough fighter for fathers
Alla represented me in my divorce case in 2015. I found her via Avvo and after the consultation, I hired her since she gave me confidence that I will have a fair shot in the fight. As a father in NYC, it's an uphill battle to gain a favorable outcome. When you add young children and a vengeful spouse into the mix, it just gets worse. Alla represented me in family court and supreme court as the case goes through multiple frivolous motions, baseless claims. Throughout the journey, Alla patiently explained the steps and the best strategies to deal with a spiteful opponent. She responded promptly to all my emails and managed to give me calm despite all the turmoils. In court, Alla methodically and expertly refuted all the claims and motions, one by one. Looking at the stack of court paper on my desk, I'm still amazed by the many motions the mom filled and how all of them were denied. It took more than a year and a half to finalize our divorce with a great outcome. I was able to negotiate full custody of the children and move the kids out of NYC. The financial cost is huge but would be catastrophic without her representation. Funny enough, my ex-spouse even asked Alla to represent her in post-divorce motions against me. It's just more proof of how effective her representation is perceived. To conclude, I strongly recommend Alla to anyone looking for a great divorce attorney. She will do her best for you. I still keep in touch with her to this day because who knows, I may need her help in the future.
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Posted by Marina Berkovich | October 15, 2019
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An attorney who cares
Alla Roytberg/her firm handled several personal matters for me over the years. She has excellent attention and retention of details, respects the law and finds best solutions for her clients. This firm has provided me and my family with "peace of mind," practical advice and good resolutions when sought in ordinary and urgent circumstances.
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Posted by John | August 30, 2015
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An excellent mediation lawyer
I would highly recommend Alla as a mediation lawyer. She is knowledgable and was very helpful in mediating our uncontested divorce.
Posted by Alina | August 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service for an entire family
Excellent service. I have used Alla's firm for all my legal needs and would highly recommend her to anyone . I have done closings, wills and divorce using Alla's firm.
Posted by Irene | June 2, 2015
Integrity to the utmost degree!
Alla Roytberg has successfully handled a number of cases for my family over the last 20+ years. She is intelligent, dependable, and diligent. I highly recommend Alla Roytberg's and her law office staff!
Posted by Vladimir | March 4, 2015
Alla Roytberg guided me through a very difficult divorce making all efforts to save my emotions and money
Alla was able to clarify many difficult situations, used various tactics to reduce level of hostility and guide through the divorce process with confidence, patience, and understanding of my needs.
Posted by Steve | December 12, 2014
Custody/Visitation Modification Consultations
I did not have the resources to hire an attorney for representation in a move to modify custody and support orders in a NY Family Court. A friend gave me Alla's name and I contacted her for a consultation to help me with self-representation. The thing I noticed immediately after the first meeting was that she seemed to have a way of assessing the overall issues quickly and then the ability to provide guidance which gave me confidence to continue. The second thing I noticed was that she was correct in her advice, which is why I returned to her for further consultations. I would recommend Alla for anyone who is looking for a good lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of NY family Courts and also, a good understanding of what individual people need.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Alla is smart, thorough, and deeply cares about her clients. She not only fights aggressively for them, but tries to find solutions that work for them in the long run. I have referred many clients to her over the years and have only received positive feedback from them. I would refer to her without hesitation.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney-Mediator
  • The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Litigation and Negotiation Attorney
  • Jacoby & Meyers
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Litigation Associate Attorney
  • Lefrak Newman & Myerson
  • 1991 - 1993


  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Regents High School Diploma
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Sergey P., Plaintiff v. Svetlana B., Defendants, [Index Number Redacted by Court]
  • Granted
  • Ragin et. al. v. Harry Macklowe Real Estate Co. et. al.
  • Verdict in favor of plaintiffs after a 14 day trial


  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Founding Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Supreme Court of the State of New York, Queens and Westchester County
  • Divorce Mediator, Divorce Mediation Panel
  • 2008 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Practitioner Mediator Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association, Small Law Firms Committee
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • Past President
  • 1995 - Present
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Family Lawyer in the State of New York
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

  • New York City Bar Association - Small Law Firms Luncheon
  • Unbundled Legal Services, CLE Presentation
  • 2019
  • Small Law Firms Committee
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Presentation
  • 2015
  • Small Law Firm Program
  • Making Email More Manageable - Moderator
  • 2015
  • Small Law Firm Luncheon
  • Expand Your Practice by Using Mediation for Your Clients
  • 2015
  • Small Law Firm Center Practice Management Luncheon
  • Family Mediation - Expanding Your Practice While Helping Clients
  • 2010
  • New York City Bar Association Small Law Firms Committee
  • Matrimonial Litigation, Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce - Choice of Process
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alla is a top-notch family attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Roytberg on numerous occasions. She is a top flight attorney and extremely knowledgeable in the family law/matrimonial arena. Ms. Roytberg is wonderful at attempting to find a solution and work through the mediation process rather than force her clients into the lengthy and expensive matrimonial litigation. But when mediation either fails or is not an option, Ms. Roytberg is a forceful and effective advocate for her client. It is without any hestiancy that i endorse Alla Roytberg and any client that retains her services will be represented by one of the best lawyers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Alla has been both cocounsel and my personal attorney. I can’t say enough good things about her. She’s bright, insightful, compassionate, tough, diligent, professional and capable. If you have a family law matter, she’s your choice. Scott Fenstermaker"
Family Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I send all of my New York divorce and famly-related matters to Alla. Her combination of compassion for clients' concerns and knowledge of the laws regarding family matters is extraordinary. Additionally, her work in the field of mediation and alternative dispute resolution has been recognized by her peers and further enhances her abilities to obtain the proper outcome for her clients."
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